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AI21 Labs

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Co-founded with Ori Goshen and Amnon Shashua, AI21 Labs is motivated by the recent successes of AI as well as its limitations. Focusing on natural language understanding (NLU) as well as generation (NLG), we believe that current neural network technologies are necessary but insufficient, and that the key missing ingredient is semantics. The company is committed to producing technology that is both cutting edge and useful. For more details

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Figure8

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I am also an advisor to Rubust Intelligence.

Prof. Yoav Shoham